Doorway 10: Career, Ambition & Reputation

In Doorway 10, the natural position of the astrological sign of Capricorn and its planetary ruler, Saturn, we see our standing, in the world. Here’s where we see evidence of what we have made of our professional lives, what others know about us, and where we meet the world. This is the realm of career, reputation, responsibility, public image, ambition, and authority.

Doorway 10 and Doorway 4, its opposite, are the doorways that represent your parents. Traditionally, Doorway 4 shows the relationship to the mother or nurturing parent, and Doorway 10 shows the relationship to the father or structuring parent.

The themes of Doorway 10 can richly reward your life, but those rewards typically come as a result of hard work, over many years. This is where you discover your work in the world. Not just a job, but a career that you do over many years or decades, that allows you to develop your character and abilities, and grow into your potential so you can realize your aspirations and share your talents with the world.


Quotes are a great way to explore your beliefs, thoughts, and impressions. They can expand your perspective and clarify your inklings. Here are some quotes on career, ambition, and reputation to support you in considering what aspects are ready for an upgrade. You can also use these quotes to do free flow writing and see what arises.

The unpredictability of the future means absolutely nothing to the dreams of an ambitious positive mind.  Edmond Mbiaka

Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. Liz Smith

Your reputation is in the hands of others. That’s what the reputation is. You can’t control that. The only thing you can control is your character. Wayne W. Dyer

Questions to Explore

Take a moment to sit with the following questions. You may want to journal on them or have a discussion with a close friend. You can also just sit with the question for a bit and allow your thoughts to arise of their own accord. Sometimes asking a powerful question is enough to create a shift.

  • How has your career shaped your sense of self?
  • How has ambition served you?
  • What responsibility will you happily take on next?


10 Ways To Successfully Build Your Online Reputation (Forbes)